424: We may need to reconsider the power of antidepressants | Internal medicine doctor Austin Perlmutter, M.D.
Austin Perlmutter, M.D.: “Is inflammation involved in our poor mental health epidemic today? I believe the answer is yes.” Austin, an integrative medicine doctor and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the complicated link between depression and serotonin, plus: - How to treat depression beyond medication (~13:01) - How to prevent depression before it becomes a problem (~14:32) - How social media and the news can contribute to inflammation (~16:57) - How to identify inflammatory relationships (~28:27) - Top foods for brain health (~30:05) Referenced in the episode: - Austin's book, Brain Wash. - Visit Big Bold Health. - Study in Molecular Psychiatry on the role of serotonin in depression. - mbg article discussing this study. - Austin's Instagram video discussing the serotonin study. - A study on the Mediterranean diet and depression. - Shop Himalayan tartary buckwheat. Jason's homemade Perfect bar recipe: - 1 ½ cup Santa Cruz Organic Light, Crunchy Peanut Butter - ¼ cup Big Bold Health Himalayan tartary buckwheat - ¼ cup Sunfood Superfoods Raw Organic Milled Flaxseed - 2 tbsp Lakanto Monkfruit - 1 tbsp Wholesome Raw & Unfiltered Organic White Honey - 1 handful (or whatever feels good) of Hu Chocolate Gems. - Mix nut butter, flours, honey, and monkfruit in bowl. - Lay out batter in a glass pan over parchment paper, and even out with a roller. - Drop in as many gems as you like. - Put in freezer for 90 minutes, then put in the fridge and slice up into squares. We hope you enjoy this episode sponsored by Sonos, and feel free to watch the full video on Youtube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: firstname.lastname@example.org.